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How did railways open up the Great Plains of the USA?

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How did railways open up the Great Plains of the USA? After the Civil War, the American government encouraged people to settle in the largely empty land of the Great Plains. The American Indians had already been driven out. The distances involved were enormous, and the railways were able to help the spread of people into the undeveloped areas.

By 1869 the Union Pacific Railroad linking the east and west coasts of the United States was finally joined up.

A network of other lines spread out across the plains. The railway provided an essential link between remote farming communities and cities, making it easier for people to buy goods and trade their produce.


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Category: Education  - ( Education Archive)

Date Added: 04 January '12


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